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Il Leone Mastrantonio

22 Cobern Street | corner of Prestwich, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 0071
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
22 Cobern Street | corner of Prestwich, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Incredible service, friendly staff, serine environment are just for starters! As for the food... a great menu comprising simple, exceptional ingredients and well composed dishes are the restaurants signature. My favorite restaurant in Cape Town by a mile.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Richsutt
Reviewed 2 days ago

From the moment we walked into the restaurant, we were welcomed and shown to our table. Service was excellent, giving us enough time to greet our guests and chat before ordering. All 5 at the table had a wonderful meal and we would definitely recommend...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KarinV1026
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully decorated, excellent service and very tasty food. We were a group of five adults and each had a different dish and desert. Each and every one of us was happy with what we got and enjoyed it thoroughly. What more could one want.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank wwandrag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Group of 10 celebrating an 89th birthday. Table salads were delicious. Some enjoyed their individual meals, others were underwhelmed, especially with the veal dishes which are expected to be an Italian forte. Dessert was average. Service was good until the bill was paid and some...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gina K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The concierge at our hotel sent us here and it was a great find. A short Uber from the waterfront area and you are at a great Italian restaurant. Located in an old residence the tables are in small and comfortable rooms. The food was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RickyD23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, what a nice restaurant. Authenticate Italian meals. I ended up ordering the risotto and was not disappointed. I had never tasted it before and for my first time i really enjoy it...

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BrettW1408
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great restaurant to visit. Been going there for years. Lovely menu. Typical menu. My only gripe is. The vegetable portions served with the main veal is laughable. A child would eat more. 2 tiny butternut pieces 3 beetroot and a cubed potatoe and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Shirls45
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent food, generous portions, good service in upmarket restaurant town area. Visited in the week, always busy so best to book. Starters mix of fresh salads, mussels and Italian meat balls all very good. Main course the Veal is always, fish of the day was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gingerlyn640
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Came with family to enjoy the lovely dishes. The bone steak was unbelievable- tender and juicy. Just perfect. Then the artichoke panzerotti was absolutely delish, so subtle and moorish! The seafood pastas around the table also look amazing. My risotto with truffle was delicious too....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lckoukla
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

I am always looking forward to a meal at this Italian landmark and as a long standing customer Im always enjoying a great well balanced Italian meal! I love the crispy cracker bread, the Insalta Sfiziosa , salad with tomatoe & avocado ,red onion &...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Y3853OUjoannem
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Cobern Street | corner of Prestwich, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 0071
During our recent visit to Cape Town, we ate at this restaurant on the strong recommendation from the owner of our hotel. He was right! Very good good, BYOB nad great staff and a very friendly efficnet waitress. great food...highly recommended
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